Monday, 11 January 2010

Happy New Fear

You might notice a few changes around here..

I thought it was time for a major revamp of my site. I basically started from scratch. I kept the elements I liked, but I gave it a whole new look. I made a nice background of a Shinjuku photo I shot to give this blog a real Tokyo feel. I added a bit of transparency in the text areas. I'm not that great with website design, but I'm real pleased with how it turned out.

Do you like it? Let me know. If there are any broken links I'd like to go back and fix them too. All part of a good start to this year I hope.

Two years ago I wrote my New Year's resolution was to learn more Japanese and to really do something with my guitar playing.

While I don't think I totally disregard following through on this, I really have been taking only baby steps towards either of these. If it was guitar BUYING, then I could say I really excelled doing that, didn't I? *nervous laugh* I picked up a FREE guitar case yesterday for my acoustic. I hope that redeems me a little from my excessive spending.

This year I sense great change. I need to. I need to reassess where I am now, and where I want to be in the future.

Tonight there was a "situation" that made me question exactly what I'm talking about. There was a meaningless argument, I walked out by myself to get us a pizza. A random girl smiled and said hello. I got back to a locked door and tears. I don't need that. I'm not going to say sorry. No one ever said sorry to me. No regrets? I try, but it's hard kicking against the pricks.

Change starts today. Day one.

Thanks for reading. Happy New Year.

6 comments:

Peter said...

Hey Bro.. Sounds like you could do with a chat. Hope you are doing ok. Have been crazy busy with work... Happy New Year!

avatar said...

The white text on your background doesn't meld real well; it can be hard to read in certain places, even with the grey transparent background.

It'll work fine if you can make it less or not transparent, though. Otherwise, you'll want to change the background, or (secondarily) try change the font to something bolder.

Jimmy In Japan said...

Peter, everything's ok. Just the relationship BS. Avatar, thanks for your comments. I see what you mean about the transparency issue. I made it as dark as possible, experimenting with different colors and this worked best. I didn't want to make it solid as I wanted to keep the continuity of the picture. Why did you give yourself a nickname from a movie? Lol

Drew Milne said...
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Drew M said...

Hey, I like the revamped look too, but I kind of feel violated as its similar to a blog i put up last year: http://www.gaijinhoon.blogspot.com/

...but that's ok, I did do a good job afterall :)

Cheers!
Drew

Jimmy In Japan said...

Hey man, how's it going? You got me. I shifted your off-centre part to the middle, and added the pic of Shinjuku instead of Fuji to throw you off the scent.

Hope it didn't hurt too much when I violated you :D